Havelock Literary and Crabpot Society

We will be meeting Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00 am at the library to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  I hope you enjoyed this great book.  I am encouraging you to bring something that you might give to Henry to keep if you were Keiko.

One of the members of our group, Alison Flood, will be moving to Nevada next month.  She will be with us for this meeting.

Our next book is  The Alchemist. The copies are in and have been purchased by the Friends of the Library in memory/honor of several dedicated volunteers who are: Helen Bayer, Judy Bird,  Elizabeth Eisele, Kay Ford, Shirley Selepes, and Elizabeth Smith.   I will have an envelop to collect donations from any of you if you are interested in donating to  the Friends of the Library.  After all, we are fortunate to be a part of this group and borrow books for free!

Hope to see you all there!

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Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tickets to the Eddie Ellis event on August 19th are now available at the library.  There is limited seating so get your tickets early.  Eddie will begin speaking at 2pm at the library.   He will be signing and selling books.  The tickets are $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. 

For those who do not know Eddie Ellis, he is a well known author who has written on the history of Havelock and Craven County.  He has spent time in this part of the world.  He does have a website that is easy to find.  He will be speaking on newly researched material regarding Havelock during the Civil War and will talk about spies that operated here.  
      
We are pleased to have him as a guest of our Friends group and look forward to this special event.  Hope to see you there!
Refreshments will be served.  
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Adult Summer Reading Program

We had a wonderful time yesterday at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library during the Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading Program.  We learned about different kinds of music; from classical to rock, and composers to rock bands.  We even tried our hands matching the songs to singer(s).  Congratulations to Byron Hopkins for getting them all right.  Also the Name that Tune activity was more difficult that we all had thought.  Many thanks to Mary and Claire for doing all the research and giving us tons of information to process.

Join us next week, Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm for our next meeting.

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HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY!

THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OPEN TODAY!

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Update of Library closure……

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday July 10, 2018, if the Havelock-Craven County Public Library remains closed, summer reading programs will be held in Room 118 of the Lewis S. Redd Building #305 of the Havelock campus of the Craven County Community College.

The schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAYS

Grades Kindergarten – 2nd Grade               10:30 am

Grades 3rd  – 6th Grade                                 12:30 pm

THURSDAYS   

Preschool                                                          10:40 am

Teen program                                                     1:00 pm

MONDAYS 

Adult program                                                     1:30 pm

This schedule will continue for the month of July as long as the library building is closed.

Thank you everyone for your patience and cooperation.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, MONDAY, JULY 9TH, 2018 DUE TO CONTINUING AIR CONDITIONING ISSUES.  WE HOPE TO HAVE THIS RESOLVED SOON.  WE WILL BE MAKING THE DETERMINATION ON OPENING ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.

THE ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR THIS AFTERNOON AT 1:30 PM IS CANCELLED.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

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Attention!!!! Library closing!!!!

Attention! Attention! Attention!!!

The Havelock – Craven County Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, July 5th, 2018 through Saturday, July 7, 2018 due to AC issues. Hopefully the library will reopen on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

All programs are cancelled during this timeframe. Please check back for future posts.

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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 am the group met to discuss the book, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by author Mark Haddon.  The book is about Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with an autism spectrum condition, lives with his father, who has told him that his mother, Judy, died two years ago. The boy discovers the dead body of the neighbour’s dog, Wellington, speared by a garden fork. Mrs Shears, the dog’s owner, calls the police, and Christopher comes under suspicion. When a policeman touches him, he hits the policeman, and is arrested, then released with a police caution. He decides to investigate the dog’s death, despite his father’s orders to stay out of other people’s business. He is severely limited by his fears and difficulties when interpreting the world around him. Throughout his adventures, Christopher records his experiences in a book, which he calls a “murder mystery novel”. During his investigation, Christopher meets people whom he has never before encountered, even though they live on the same street, including the elderly Mrs Alexander, who informs Christopher that his mother had an affair with Mr Shears and had been with him for a long time.

We all enjoyed this book and had a lively discussion.

There was a recommendation of a book for any student heading to college in the near future.  The book, “I Am Charlotte Simmons” by author Tom Wolff is about:  Dupont University–the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America’s youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the uppercrust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

Our next book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by author Jamie Ford is available for pickup at the Havelock – Craven County Public Library.  Our discussion will be on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

We always welcome new members and hope to see you there!

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer Reading Program

On June 25th, 2018, the Adult Summer Reading Program had an opportunity to learn “All About Rocks” at the Havelock – Craven County Public Library.  The presentation was very informative and we had several samples of various rocks to admire.  Thank you everyone for sharing your crystals and geodes.  As always we had wonderful refreshments and fun for everyone.

Our next meeting of the Adult Summer Reading Program will be on July 9th, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The theme of that meeting will be Name That Tune/ Music Trivia.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

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ATTENTION PRESCHOOL STORYTIME PARTICIPANTS!!!!!

ATTENTION PRESCHOOL STORYTIME PARTICIPANTS

The Preschool Storytime for Thursday, July 5th at 10:30 am has been cancelled due to issues with the air conditioner at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.  Hopefully, the issues will be resolved soon so we will be able to meet next week on July 12th.  Please check back for future announcements!

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